City of Seattle David Matthews is currently the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for the City of Seattle. He has worked in the Information Technology field since 1992. He began working for the City of Seattle as the Technology Manager for the Legislative Department (City Council) in 1998. In early 2005 he was selected to be the first Deputy CISO for the City and has also served as Acting CISO.
He is a participant and leader in regional information security organizations. He is co-chair of the US-CERT/DHS sponsored North West Alliance for Cyber Security (NWACS) and an active participant in the Agora, Pacific CISO forum (PACISSO), Computer Technology Investigators Network (CTIN), ISSA, ISACA, InfraGuard and ISC2. He participates on the local Critical Infrastructure Protection sub-committee of the Regional Homeland Security team, and also works with a national infrastructure protection group The Infrastructure Security Partnership. He is the winner of the West Region Information Security Executive of the Year award for 2008.